2019 Past Events

Free Japanese Cinema Screening, January 30, 2019

Love at Least
(109mins, 2018)

Directed by Kosai Sekine

Wednesday, February 13 @7PM
Free Admission, NO Registration REQUIRED

*Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

Romance film adaptation of the novel from Akutagawa Prize-winning author Motoya Yukiko. Moving depiction of the growing distance between a woman dealing with isolation and a vacuous guy. Feature film debut from video director Sekine Kosai.


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Encore Screening, January 17, 2019

Yoko the Cherry Blossom
(115mins, 2015)

Directed by Gen Takahashi

Saturday, January 26 @1PM
Free Admission, NO Registration REQUIRED

The inspiring true story of a rural Japanese high school teacher's lifelong quest to create the very first artificially pollinated hybrid cherry blossom, to fulfill a promise he made to his beloved students before they were sent off to the battlefields to fight in World War II.


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Meditation with Japanese Singing Bowl, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 30
12:30pm, 1:00pm (20min sessions)
free admission

Mid-week fatigue is a familiar foe to many of us.  Why not maximize your relaxation and join us for a Sound Bath at Lunchtime!
The singing bowl used for this program harmoniously combines the healing qualities of the Tibetan singing bowl and its Japanese traditional singing bowl. Relax and feel your stress dissipate into thin air as the sounds of the singing bowl lead you into a meditative state.
There is no charge and no reservation required. All are welcome to come, sit, listen, and refresh!


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kanji & calligraphy workshop, January 12, 2019

saturday, January 12 @10am
full

This workshop is suitable for all Kanji starters!  You will learn various types of Kanji formations, the ways they are read, and the concept of radicals.  You will also learn how to write Kanji with Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) with correct posture, the right way to bring an ink brush, and the right stroke orders.  At the end of the workshop, let's write your favorite Kanji with calligraphy on washi paper!  The registration will close when it becomes full.


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CPS Now Hiring Japanese Teacher, January 11, 2019

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States of America (USA).
With over 108,000 students learning Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin,
Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and American Sign Language in 351 schools. Together with
the Consulate General of Japan, in Chicago, we are looking to expand our Japanese Language Program.


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